Kvaerner Masa-Yards Releases First Quarter Results

Thursday, May 16, 2002
The Kvaerner Group has published its first quarter 2002 results. Kvaerner Masa-Yards' business operations contributed to the Group results with an operating profit of $16 million. Kvaerner Masa-Yards' operating revenues for the period were $2,431 million. At the end of March, the unrecognized sales value of the orderbook was 1.3 billion. The operating profit of Kvaerner Masa-Yards Inc. according to Finnish Accounting Standards (FAS) was slightly higher than the figure reported by the Kvaerner Group for Kvaerner Masa-Yards. "The results of Kvaerner Masa-Yards for the beginning of this year shows that our productivity improvement program proceeds successfully. The difficult market situation requires close cooperation between the companys' management, our personnel, sub-contractors and suppliers in order to further improve our productivity and competitiveness for gaining new orders", said Jorma Eloranta, President and CEO of Kvaerner Masa-Yards Inc.

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